Next week in the U.S., we celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. According to its namesake and tradition, a day to give thanks for our many blessings. But, the year 2020 has been an unusually challenging year for millions of people around the world. Many have lost loved ones or suffered and continue to suffer the ravages of Covid19 physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. So it may be hard for some folks to feel grateful in the traditional sense.
Yet this is also a time of opportunity to rethink what’s important and how we choose to live our lives, run our businesses, cooperate and co-create with our neighbors.
It’s in that spirit that I offer this “alternative” perspective on the practice of gratitude and how a simple shift can make a profound difference in your life and in the world.
Several years ago, the topics of gratitude, abundance, and the scarcity mentality came up in a conversation I was having with my client, Dr. Sue. She had long been struggling to reach certain goals and had been in a constant state of “not enough” for many years. A “success guru” had suggested she start keeping a daily gratitude journal.
Was it working?